Scottish Green MSPs John Finnie and Mark Ruskell have today written to the government’s economic development agencies urging them to step up efforts to secure new orders in light of warnings that the BiFab marine engineering yards in Fife and on Lewis could close by the end of June.
Union leaders say hundreds of workers at BiFab marine engineering yards are to be made redundant.
Scotland's energy minister said today that steering Burntisland Fabrications (BiFab) out of harm's way was always "going to be challenging".
The announcement yesterday that Burntisland Fabrication (BiFab) is being sued by German business partner, EEW, has provoked a pledge of support from the Scottish Government.
Beleaguered Burntisland Fabrication (BiFab) is being sued by its German business partner and energy firm, EEW.
Former First Minister Alex Salmond believes policy should be put in place to ensure Scottish yards are given priority when bidding for renewables work in the country.
Economy Secretary Keith Brown has pledged to fight for the future of the renewable energy manufacturing yard in the Western Isles which came “extremely close” to collapse in recent days.
The Scottish Government has been urged to ensure BiFab workers have long-term livelihoods, and not just a short-term salvation.
In a statement to MSPs at Holyrood, Economy Secretary Keith Brown confirmed the loan amount being made available to Burntisland Fabrication (BiFab) was around £15 million.
Western Isles politicians and councillors have hailed a deal to save the BiFab yard in Lewis after it was threatened by administration – and they are hopeful about its long-term future.
An agreement has been reached that will lift the threat of administration from troubled engineering firm BiFab, and see work continue on the current contract for the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm.
There is “very serious progress” being made in efforts to secure the future of a troubled engineering firm, a Scottish Government minister has said.
Alan Duncan, director of offshore wind consultancy Scotia Supply Chain and spokesman for NnG (Neart na Gaoithe) Offshore Wind Farm Coalition, discusses the challenges facing Scottish companies seeking growth within the burgeoning offshore wind sector.
Nicola Sturgeon is to return from a UN climate change conference earlier than planned to be available for talks over the future of the crisis-hit BiFab yards, the Deputy First Minister has told MSPs.
The Burntisland Fabrication (BiFab) workforce has taken to the streets of Edinburgh in protest over the loss of jobs at three sites across Scotland.
Workers at the crisis-hit BiFab yards are to march on Holyrood in bid to raise awareness of their plight.
Scottish Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, Paul Wheelhouse said today that everything that can be done is being done to safeguard jobs at Burntisland Fabrications and that he expects all partners to 'act in good faith'.
There was new hope today for workers of troubled Scottish engineering firm Bifab, which employs 1400 people across three sites.
Bosses at an offshore engineering firm at risk of entering administration say they remain hopeful a solution can be reached to secure the future of the business and its workforce.
Ministers have said they will “leave no stone unturned” in attempts to find a positive outcome for a major employer feared to be on the brink of administration.
A boost for jobs at a fabrication yard on Lewis was welcomed as “excellent news” after its owner won a £100million contract.
Workers are being made redundant at the BiFab yard in Lewis which is preparing to be mothballed within weeks.